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Category: Press Release

ABCD Congratulates the University High Class of 2023

Boston Youth overcome barriers to achieve academic success  (BOSTON, MA) — On Friday, June 16, students from ABCD’s University High School graduated with all due pomp and circumstance. University High School is ABCD’s alternative high school for Boston students ages 16 to 22 who at minimum are repeating 10th grade, have fallen behind at least one grade level in traditional high…

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Energy efficiency partners to showcase equity in action at Riley House Senior Housing 

WHO: ABCD and energy efficiency partners Eversource, Maloney Properties, Paradigm Energy Services, Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Verizon, their leadership, public officials, residents of Riley House Senior Housing and community members WHAT:  Engagement event and site visit demonstrating ABCD’s Climate, Equity & Impact work with our energy efficiency partners through the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) and Mass Save® programs at this 40+…

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ABCD’s free tax assistance yields $5.4 million in state and federal refunds for low-income Greater Boston taxpayers

(Boston, MA) – Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) recently closed out the 2023 tax season having helped 3,103 residents complete their state and federal tax returns, resulting in $5.4 million in federal and state refunds combined, and $498,691 in Child Tax Credits (CTC). There were nearly 500  Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) eligible returns, 16% of the total number…

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ABCD is the City of Boston’s largest non-profit, community-based youth summer job program partner; will hire and place 1,700 youth

Study says employment bridges the achievement gap Youth ages 14 -21 are encouraged to apply and can earn between $2,112 and $2,812 (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD SummerWorks has increased capacity and calls on Boston youth toapply right away. Thanks to key partnerships and supporters, long standing and new,SummerWorks will provide summer jobs to 1,700 underserved youth ages 14-21.SummerWorks distinguishes itself…

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ABCD’s WorkSMART Youth Program Included in 12 Individual NBA Foundation Grants totaling $4.8 Million to Advance Economic Empowerment in the Black Community

Greater Boston and Medford youth ages 14-21 in grades 7-12 are encouraged to apply to WorkSMART (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD is among 12 impactful organizations from coast to coast included in the NBA Foundation’s seventh round of grantees receiving a total of $4.8 million for their youth initiatives that align with the Foundation’s goal of furthering economic power in the…

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ABCD-operated MassHire Metro North Career Center partners with City of Medford on job readiness program for people in recovery

The City of Medford is launching its first Job Readiness Program (JRP) for job seekers in the early stages of substance use recovery, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced. The program is run by the City Health Department’s Office of Prevention and Outreach, in collaboration with the Bridge Recovery Center and Mass Hire.  The program is a two-day training, taking place on…

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Free tax preparation starts Jan. 30 for residents earning up to $60,000

Call ABCD to schedule an appointment!Pay off debt, add to your savings with a lump-sum tax return payment (BOSTON, MA) — ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) urges all residents of Boston and the Mystic Valley who earned $60,000 or less in 2022 to schedule a FREE in-person tax prep appointment TODAY at one of our neighborhood sites by calling…

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Fuel Assistance Benefit Levels Increased to $2,200

Apply today! WHAT: At the urging of ABCD and other Community Action Agencies, more LIHEAP funding is now available to people in need this winter. The maximum benefit level has been increased to $2,200, from $1,600 which will help struggling families, individuals and elders to make it through the harsh winter season. ABCD continues to accept new applications for Fuel…

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ABCD Thanks Corporate Sponsors and Generous Individuals for Supporting the Winter Fund:<br>Seeks Donations for Children, Elders and Families in Need This Winter and Holiday Season

Toy distribution begins December 16th! (Boston, MA) – ABCD’s Winter Fund is seeking cash as well as in-kind donations toward Fuel and Housing Assistance, holiday toys, winter clothing and food to help under-resourced and under-represented individuals and families across Greater Boston who are in need this winter season. A partial list of Winter Fund donors include: Encore Boston, Environments at…

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A Message from Sharon Scott – Chandler, Esq., President and CEO: Remembering Thelma D. Burns

Dear ABCD community, friends and partners: Earlier this week at Morning Star Baptist Church in Dorchester, we celebrated the life and legacy of long-time ABCD board member and community activist, Thelma D. Burns. The Boston Globe couldn’t have said it better when they wrote, “To Boston, Thelma D. Burns was ‘love personified.’” Thelma was an active ABCD board member for…

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